EWMA Conference 2018


A number of workshops will be offered at EWMA 2018.

The workshops are typically held in a smaller setting than key sessions and free paper sessions.

Managing wounds after discharge - Case studies discussion workshop

The expected learning outcome of the workshop is to help the participants get a deeper insight in how different strategies depending on local circumstances may affect patient outcome and to enable exchange of good ideas.

The workshop gives the participants the opportunity to discuss managing strategies after discharge for three types of wounds: DFU, PU and VLU, with participants from different countries.
The participants will be divided into groups, who will receive 3 cases. The groups are to discuss how they would treat a case in their country and their different sectors.

The 3 cases will be available for download before the conference on www.ewma2018.org


How to read a paper - Understanding the basics

To enable the audience to identify key elements of a research paper:

  • What is the research question and primary outcome?
  • What are the objectives of the paper?
  • What are the results?
  • Have all outcomes been reported?
  • To critically discuss one research paper and understand
  • Population and sample
  • P values
  • Relative Risk (RR)
  • Confidence intervals (CI)
  • To evaluate the external validity of the paper using a framework for evaluation



Debridement is known and described by many wound care experts as an essential process of wound bed preparation that promotes wound healing. This workshop helps participants become familiar with surgical/sharp debridement and its different techniques (biosurgical and mechanical). Participants will gain knowledge about wound evaluation, the goals of debridement (when and why), tricks and traps. Attendees will be able to practice sharp debridement during the workshop and learn some helpful practical skills to further more integrate this essential practice in their wound care management.


Eczema in leg ulcer patient

This session will provide an overview of common skin problems of the wound edge and the surrounding skin. Strategies for the prevention of wound-associated skin problems and some treatments will be described. The session focus will lie in the practical aspects of choosing a skin care regimen for different skin states of periwound skin. Different galenic formulations of skin care products will be presented and tested during the workshop.


Diabetic foot – assessments, offloading and footwear

This workshop aims to define and describe  a systematic clinical approach to the DF patient in an outpatient setting, giving both the whys and the hows of the clinical evaluation and of the offloading in the acute and post-acute phase, displaying live most of the techniques, possibly involving the participants.


Pressure Reducing and Relieving Patient Support Surfaces and how to reposition patents effectively to minimise risk

1. To define the terms Pressure Reduction/Relief/and Reditribution.

2. To introduce delagetes to the principles of how the generic surfaces work 

3. To practically demonstrate how and to allow the delgates to reposition a 'patient' on an appropriate support surface.


Workshop / discussion

Core Outcome Set for Reporting of Trials in Venous Leg Ulceration (CoreVen) Consensus Meeting


Cooperating Organisations Workshop

In this workshop, several partner organisations of EWMA (national associations in the field of wound research and management) will present and discuss achievements and challenges related to wound
healing in their respective countries. These topics will address:

  • Activities related to wound care that have made a change in their country
  • Research projects or ideas that these organisations want to submit for collaboration with other national associations on wound care
  • Opportunities and challenges that the organisation would like to share and discuss with other wound care associations